California has charged two clothing manufacturers have an unfair advantage by using that other OS without paying licensing fees. “The unpaid fees gave Pratibha Syntex and Ningbo Beyond Home Textile a “significant cost advantage in the low-margin business of apparel manufacturing,” Harris said in an e-mailed statement. The suits target companies whose “unlawful actions are eroding California’s garment industry and placing California companies who legally pay for computer software at a disadvantage.”
My take is that the state is recommending clothing firms use software with a licensing fee of $0. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux. It allows any individual to use their hardware any way they like without paying a licensing fee because the licence is included in a free download with the software. Thanks, California.
Burlington Coat Factory switched many years ago and saved a bundle.